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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 19 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 40 27 17
Rank change year-on-year -13 -10 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 9,441 6,886 9,698
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.96% 8.59% 11.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.24% 32.23% 41.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6,363 5,851 8,175
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 37,398 21,365 23,477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.56% 26.66% 26.87%
Number of salaries quoted 18,745 16,652 19,447
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +4.29%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 19 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -21 4,119 £65,000 +4.00% 434
South East -11 1,688 £50,000 - 287
North of England -12 1,376 £45,000 - 305
Midlands -9 905 £47,500 +11.76% 190
South West 0 706 £47,500 +6.15% 106
North West -26 673 £49,000 +3.16% 168
Yorkshire -6 598 £45,000 +2.86% 96
West Midlands -9 563 £47,500 +11.76% 120
East of England -1 471 £47,500 -4.04% 90
East Midlands -10 336 £46,000 +11.52% 70
North East -5 107 £40,000 +6.67% 43
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 5,405 (57.25%) SQL
2 4,693 (49.71%) Azure
3 4,501 (47.68%) .NET
4 4,360 (46.18%) Microsoft
5 4,239 (44.90%) C#
6 3,761 (39.84%) Agile
7 2,788 (29.53%) JavaScript
8 2,339 (24.77%) Social Skills
9 2,312 (24.49%) DevOps
10 2,190 (23.20%) ASP.NET
11 2,160 (22.88%) Finance
12 1,914 (20.27%) HTML
13 1,858 (19.68%) MVC
14 1,775 (18.80%) CSS
15 1,770 (18.75%) T-SQL
16 1,737 (18.40%) Windows
17 1,713 (18.14%) Business Intelligence
18 1,708 (18.09%) Problem-Solving
19 1,657 (17.55%) AWS
20 1,589 (16.83%) .NET Core
21 1,588 (16.82%) CI/CD
22 1,468 (15.55%) .NET Framework
23 1,465 (15.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 1,439 (15.24%) Git (software)
25 1,417 (15.01%) Python
26 1,350 (14.30%) Degree
27 1,316 (13.94%) Oracle
28 1,256 (13.30%) React
29 1,224 (12.96%) Power Platform
30 1,217 (12.89%) PowerShell

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 542 (5.74%) IIS
2 492 (5.21%) SharePoint
3 313 (3.32%) Apache Spark
4 289 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
5 196 (2.08%) Confluence
6 176 (1.86%) MS Exchange
7 152 (1.61%) CMS
8 140 (1.48%) Apache
9 130 (1.38%) Tomcat
10 116 (1.23%) Umbraco
11 114 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
12 96 (1.02%) JBoss
13 54 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
13 54 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
14 46 (0.49%) nginx
14 46 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 39 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
15 39 (0.41%) Skype for Business
16 35 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
17 34 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 564 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 364 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 10 (0.11%) SPSS
8 9 (0.095%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.085%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
10 6 (0.064%) Pipeline Pilot
11 5 (0.053%) Campfire
12 3 (0.032%) FileZilla
13 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.011%) MicroStation
13 1 (0.011%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.011%) SPSS Modeler
13 1 (0.011%) Stata
Business Applications
1 240 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 33 (0.35%) Maximo
3 33 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 29 (0.31%) Temenos T24
5 24 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 22 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 19 (0.20%) Sentinel
8 15 (0.16%) Academy Housing
8 15 (0.16%) SAP Business One
9 11 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
11 8 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.074%) Dynamics GP
13 6 (0.064%) Distributed Ledger
13 6 (0.064%) FastStats
13 6 (0.064%) HiPortfolio
13 6 (0.064%) SAP MDG
13 6 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 5 (0.053%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 4,693 (49.71%) Azure
2 1,657 (17.55%) AWS
3 1,224 (12.96%) Power Platform
4 675 (7.15%) Microsoft 365
5 565 (5.98%) SaaS
6 520 (5.51%) Serverless
7 451 (4.78%) PaaS
8 417 (4.42%) GCP
9 406 (4.30%) Azure Data Factory
10 300 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
11 280 (2.97%) GitHub
11 280 (2.97%) OpenShift
12 266 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
13 261 (2.76%) IaaS
14 252 (2.67%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 226 (2.39%) Azure Service Bus
16 199 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
17 196 (2.08%) Cloud Functions
18 189 (2.00%) Snowflake
19 139 (1.47%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 372 (3.94%) Firewall
2 306 (3.24%) DNS
3 269 (2.85%) Internet
4 232 (2.46%) DHCP
5 168 (1.78%) SAN
6 166 (1.76%) VPN
7 137 (1.45%) WAN
8 117 (1.24%) HTTP
9 116 (1.23%) LAN
10 111 (1.18%) TCP/IP
11 67 (0.71%) SSL
12 59 (0.62%) Network Security
13 56 (0.59%) VLAN
14 54 (0.57%) NAS
15 53 (0.56%) SD-WAN
16 49 (0.52%) Skype
17 48 (0.51%) VoIP
18 39 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
19 37 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
20 34 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,465 (15.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,161 (12.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1,117 (11.83%) MySQL
4 1,112 (11.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,088 (11.52%) Relational Database
6 1,063 (11.26%) Power BI
7 928 (9.83%) PostgreSQL
8 783 (8.29%) NoSQL
9 627 (6.64%) MongoDB
10 547 (5.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 411 (4.35%) Data Lake
12 390 (4.13%) Azure SQL Database
13 357 (3.78%) Tableau
14 333 (3.53%) Big Data
15 325 (3.44%) RDBMS
16 287 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
17 259 (2.74%) Oracle Database
18 235 (2.49%) Redis
19 198 (2.10%) Flink
20 150 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,439 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 666 (7.05%) JIRA
3 631 (6.68%) Visual Studio
4 406 (4.30%) Jenkins
5 387 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 294 (3.11%) Maven
7 281 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 275 (2.91%) NUnit
9 265 (2.81%) Selenium
10 251 (2.66%) Subversion
11 231 (2.45%) Gradle
12 215 (2.28%) TeamCity
13 206 (2.18%) Ant
14 183 (1.94%) GitLab
15 178 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 162 (1.72%) Moq
17 140 (1.48%) SpecFlow
18 138 (1.46%) Bitbucket
19 132 (1.40%) JUnit
20 118 (1.25%) webpack
General
1 2,339 (24.77%) Social Skills
2 2,160 (22.88%) Finance
3 1,048 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
4 502 (5.32%) Manufacturing
5 394 (4.17%) Retail
6 392 (4.15%) Marketing
7 375 (3.97%) Public Sector
8 361 (3.82%) Banking
9 231 (2.45%) Law
10 219 (2.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 196 (2.08%) Organisational Skills
12 195 (2.07%) Games
13 193 (2.04%) Legal
14 184 (1.95%) Telecoms
15 152 (1.61%) Publishing
16 147 (1.56%) Advertising
17 130 (1.38%) Back Office
18 128 (1.36%) Presentation Skills
19 125 (1.32%) Influencing Skills
20 111 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 4,219 (44.69%) Developer
2 1,498 (15.87%) .NET Developer
3 1,017 (10.77%) Senior Developer
4 1,002 (10.61%) Analyst
5 836 (8.85%) C# Developer
6 814 (8.62%) Software Developer
7 575 (6.09%) SQL Developer
8 531 (5.62%) C# .NET Developer
9 512 (5.42%) DBA
10 502 (5.32%) Data Engineer
11 501 (5.31%) Full Stack Developer
12 492 (5.21%) Software Engineer
13 356 (3.77%) Senior .NET Developer
14 354 (3.75%) Architect
15 343 (3.63%) Applications Support
16 310 (3.28%) SQL DBA
17 299 (3.17%) Administrator
18 269 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 252 (2.67%) Support Engineer
20 251 (2.66%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,501 (47.68%) .NET
2 2,190 (23.20%) ASP.NET
3 1,914 (20.27%) HTML
4 1,775 (18.80%) CSS
5 1,589 (16.83%) .NET Core
6 1,468 (15.55%) .NET Framework
7 1,256 (13.30%) React
8 1,185 (12.55%) AngularJS
9 882 (9.34%) ASP.NET Web API
10 875 (9.27%) Entity Framework
11 827 (8.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 789 (8.36%) RESTful
13 767 (8.12%) Web Services
14 759 (8.04%) REST
15 688 (7.29%) jQuery
16 587 (6.22%) XML
17 508 (5.38%) HTML5
18 449 (4.76%) JSON
19 443 (4.69%) Vue.js
20 430 (4.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 469 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
2 420 (4.45%) Data Structures
3 401 (4.25%) User Experience
4 331 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 325 (3.44%) Algorithms
6 323 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
7 262 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 245 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
9 238 (2.52%) Life Science
10 217 (2.30%) Mobile App
11 203 (2.15%) Virtual Team
12 198 (2.10%) Replication
13 170 (1.80%) Cloud Native
14 160 (1.69%) Public Cloud
15 139 (1.47%) Clustering
16 124 (1.31%) Data Centre
17 92 (0.97%) IoT
18 91 (0.96%) Sports Betting
19 74 (0.78%) Legacy Systems
20 70 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,737 (18.40%) Windows
2 826 (8.75%) Windows Server
3 691 (7.32%) Linux
4 440 (4.66%) Unix
5 171 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 166 (1.76%) Windows 10
7 155 (1.64%) Windows Server 2019
8 154 (1.63%) Windows Server 2016
9 127 (1.35%) Android
10 115 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 88 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 79 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 65 (0.69%) Windows 7
14 49 (0.52%) Solaris
15 41 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 34 (0.36%) CentOS
16 34 (0.36%) Windows XP
17 29 (0.31%) AIX
18 27 (0.29%) Ubuntu
19 18 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,761 (39.84%) Agile
2 2,312 (24.49%) DevOps
3 1,858 (19.68%) MVC
4 1,713 (18.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1,708 (18.09%) Problem-Solving
6 1,588 (16.82%) CI/CD
7 1,211 (12.83%) Scrum
8 1,142 (12.10%) ETL
9 1,048 (11.10%) Full Stack Development
10 1,020 (10.80%) Software Engineering
11 1,014 (10.74%) Test Automation
12 1,013 (10.73%) Analytics
13 984 (10.42%) Microservices
14 956 (10.13%) Mentoring
15 946 (10.02%) TDD
16 827 (8.76%) Computer Science
17 747 (7.91%) SDLC
18 706 (7.48%) Data Modelling
19 684 (7.24%) OO
20 623 (6.60%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5,405 (57.25%) SQL
2 4,239 (44.90%) C#
3 2,788 (29.53%) JavaScript
4 1,770 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 1,417 (15.01%) Python
6 1,217 (12.89%) PowerShell
7 1,066 (11.29%) Java
8 696 (7.37%) TypeScript
9 414 (4.39%) PHP
10 343 (3.63%) Shell Script
11 269 (2.85%) Bash
12 246 (2.61%) Perl
13 233 (2.47%) Ruby
14 201 (2.13%) VB.NET
15 196 (2.08%) VB
16 177 (1.87%) PL/SQL
17 172 (1.82%) VBA
18 159 (1.68%) C++
19 134 (1.42%) Scala
20 106 (1.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,350 (14.30%) Degree
2 436 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 387 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 278 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 213 (2.26%) SC Cleared
6 112 (1.19%) DBS Check
7 88 (0.93%) Master's Degree
8 79 (0.84%) MCSE
9 74 (0.78%) MCSA
10 68 (0.72%) ISTQB
11 61 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
12 58 (0.61%) ISEB
12 58 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
13 55 (0.58%) DV Cleared
14 51 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
15 47 (0.50%) CCNA
16 43 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 32 (0.34%) CCNP
18 22 (0.23%) HND
19 21 (0.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 756 (8.01%) QA
2 283 (3.00%) Data Quality
3 229 (2.43%) SLA
4 150 (1.59%) GDPR
5 104 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 87 (0.92%) Accessibility
7 39 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 34 (0.36%) PCI DSS
9 22 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 21 (0.22%) FATCA
11 16 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.085%) NIST
14 6 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.064%) JSP 440
14 6 (0.064%) NCSC
15 4 (0.042%) HL7
15 4 (0.042%) PMO
16 3 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,036 (10.97%) Docker
2 796 (8.43%) Active Directory
3 339 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 181 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 97 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 96 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
7 89 (0.94%) vSphere
8 72 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
9 49 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
10 40 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 30 (0.32%) XenApp
12 19 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 16 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.13%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.12%) BitLocker
15 11 (0.12%) Terminal Services
15 11 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
16 9 (0.095%) Oracle Clusterware
17 8 (0.085%) Apache Flume
17 8 (0.085%) KVM
Systems Management
1 969 (10.26%) Kubernetes
2 410 (4.34%) Terraform
3 229 (2.43%) Ansible
4 196 (2.08%) SCCM
5 122 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 103 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 101 (1.07%) Puppet
8 89 (0.94%) Grafana
9 54 (0.57%) Prometheus
10 51 (0.54%) HAProxy
11 46 (0.49%) Data Guard
11 46 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
12 45 (0.48%) Kibana
13 43 (0.46%) MIIS
14 41 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
15 39 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
15 39 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 37 (0.39%) Opsgenie
16 37 (0.39%) WSUS
17 36 (0.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4,360 (46.18%) Microsoft
2 1,316 (13.94%) Oracle
3 488 (5.17%) VMware
4 472 (5.00%) Google
5 237 (2.51%) SAP
6 209 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 193 (2.04%) Databricks
8 186 (1.97%) Cisco
9 156 (1.65%) Citrix
10 134 (1.42%) Veeam
11 126 (1.33%) IBM
12 121 (1.28%) Red Hat
13 115 (1.22%) NEC
13 115 (1.22%) Northgate
14 110 (1.17%) Xamarin
15 98 (1.04%) Sybase
16 96 (1.02%) Sitecore
17 89 (0.94%) Informatica
18 88 (0.93%) HP
19 80 (0.85%) Sage